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Democracy Now! Friday, May 23, 2003


Published May 23, 2003


"Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death" Broadcast for the First Time Ever in the US: Eyewitnesses Testify that US Troops Were Complicit in the Massacre of up to 3,000 Taliban Prisoners During the Afgha
This recording is not available for purchase through Democracy Now!. Buy the recording at ACFTV’s web site . The film has been broadcast on national television in countries all over the world and has been screened by the European parliament. Human rights lawyers are calling for investigation into whether U.S. forces are guilty of war crimes. But no U.S. media outlet has broadcast the film.

U.N. Security Council Lifts a Decade of Devastating Sanctions Responsible for the Deaths of up to One Million Iraqi Children
The resolution gives the U.S. administration an international legal mandate to rule Iraq and control its oil until a viable Iraqi government is established.

Was the Invasion of Iraq the Deadliest U.S. Military Campaign for Civilians Since Vietnam?
We speak with Christian Science Monitor reporter Peter Ford who estimates that 10,000 civilians may have died in the U.S. invasion of Iraq. This translates into 33 Iraqi civilian deaths for every U.S. soldier death

U.S. Threatens to Withhold AIDS Drugs from African Countries That Bar Genetically Engineered Foods
Greenpeace has launched a campaign against Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist for backing a bill that attempts to coerce African nations into accepting food by suggesting that it could be tied to receipt of AIDS prevention funding.

Children's Programming is at Risk from a Concentration of Ownership in the Media
As the FCC is poised to unleash the largest wave of media consolidation, a new study has found that concentration of media ownership leads to a dramatic decrease in children’s programming.


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